With 2013 finally here, The Wanderer is announcing a new contest that celebrates the achievements of University of Alberta undergraduates in 2012. From January 1 to January 20, students can nominate their peers for a spot on The Wanderer Top 100 Most Influential Undergraduates list, to be released in early February. We’re looking for more than undergraduates involved in student government. We want undergraduates from all corners of campus, whether it is fine arts, undergraduate research or leadership that takes place “behind scenes.”
The competition rules are straightforward: nominees must be nominated by 4 pm on January 20, and the nominees must have been undergraduates (taking at least one class) between the winter 2012 semester and fall 2012 semester. It is possible to self-nominate, though we prefer that nominees are nominated by a peer.
In terms of the application, nominators must send them to email@example.com with the subject “100 Most Influential: [full name of nominee].” Moreover, nominators are asked to respond to these two questions, in no more than 250 words for each question:
1. In what ways does the nominee fulfill The Wanderer’s vision of building community either within the University of Alberta, the City of Edmonton, or both?
2. What is the nominee’s most significant contribution to campus or City of Edmonton life?
Please include the intended graduation year of the nominee, the student’s major and faculty, and ualberta email address of the nominator. Nominators may nominate no more than two undergraduates. Failure to adhere to these guidelines will result in disqualification. Moreover, nominators accept that the decisions of the Wanderer Top 100 Selection Committee are final, and will not be reversed.
Winners and their nominees will be featured on The Wanderer Online throughout February and will be invited to a swanky Wanderer party at a location to be determined. We look forward to the nominations and the inaugural Top 100 list!